The services last Sunday are not up on the website yet (I will link to them when they are) but meanwhile here is Sinclair’s outstanding sermon and also a conversation I had with Mark Baddeley in Queensland Theological College in Brisbane which I had in May. Firstly Sinclair’s sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Then this conversation with Mark …he is a superb interviewer – this … Continue reading A Stunning Sermon and a Revealing Brisbane Q and A…
Welcome to Quantum no.18 – This is a bit longer than usual but there was so much to cover….enjoy. China – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-21/beijing-to-judge-every-resident-based-on-behavior-by-end-of-2020 Taiwan – Rejects SSM – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46329877 Christmas – Brunei – https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/brunei-cancels-christmas-sultan-warns-those-celebrating-could-face-up-to-five-years-in-jail-a6782561.html? fbclid=IwAR0W6Sef4Tp1AacdVeCe8wUCB6mxX3_TiMTNQjPS3yXI_vDumVbsA1dmSdwMartyn Lewis – https://www.facebook.com/mrmartinlewis/videos/10155478443616540/ Censorship Derby Cathedral –- https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Cathedral-denies-banning-vicar-from-preaching-at-carol-service Glasgow and Aberdeen Unis – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/11/the-real-reason-pro-life-students-arent-welcome-at-glasgow-university/ Vagina Monologues – https://nypost.com/2018/11/20/now-the-pc-police-have-come-for-the-vagina-monologues/ Jean Hackett – https://twitter.com/jeanhatchet/status/1067784361225924609?s=12 Transamania – Piers Morgan – https://twitter.com/i/status/1067390060977418240 Rainbow badges – … Continue reading Quantum 18 – China; Taiwan; Christmas in Brunei; Censorship ; Transmania; Rainbow Badges in the NHS; Anti-Semitism in Hungary; The Ukrainian Holocaust; John Allen Chau
Something momentous happened last week at the SNP conference…something that went largely unreported and unnoticed except from a brave few. Something which greatly saddens me. As predicted on this blog two years ago the SNP have given up on Independence. The dream is over. Or rather the dream remains only as a dream. It’s useful to motivate the troops but to all intents and purposes … Continue reading The End of Scottish Independence?
|1| Christians Against Poverty. |2| Grievance studies. |3| John Nicholson, SNP MP. |4| Children writing gay love letters. |5| Church of Scotland – Rev Peter Nimmo. |6| Tim Keller & Crosspolitic. |7| Banksy Auction Stunt. LISTEN HERE Download this episode (right click and save) LINKS |1| Christians Against Poverty. BBC – The Debt Saviours, Ronnie, Part 1 |2| Grievance studies. Premier Christianity – How these 3 academics … Continue reading Quantum 11 | The Wee Flea Podcast – CAP; Grievance Studies; The Tartan Taliban; Children’s Gay Love Letters; Rev.Peter Nimmo; Tim Keller; Banksy
AirThis is an article I wrote 15 years ago…some people are worth remembering…I still listen to Mr Cash! Death is a strange thing. When people are close to us and we witness their death it is understandably something which profoundly affects us. On the other hand sometimes we hear of a death of someone from a distance, who we never knew, and yet it can … Continue reading The Man in Black
There is a wonderful conference going on just now in Nashville – one that I would dearly love to be at! This could also be a revolutionary conference which may have a catalysing effect upon the whole American church. Keith Getty’s Sing will have 7,500 participants – mainly pastors and worship leaders. It will be addressed by people such as John MacArthur, Alistair Begg, John … Continue reading A Revolutionary Question for the Evangelical Church (and the Participants at the “Sing” Conference)
This is a short reflection recorded in 2015 at ELF in Poland – I think its subject matter is more important than ever. This was not a scripted or pre-prepared interview…I was asked the question live and this is the unedited response. What do you think? “Rather than being salt and light in the culture, we end up inventing our own culture, which itself … Continue reading What’s the Danger of a Christian Ghetto Mentality? The Christian Music Scene….
Last week Annabel and I went to see 2001 – A Space Odyssey at the extraordinary Hayden Orpheum – the cinema itself is an experience – but I was delighted just to be able to see this film which is invariably described as one of the most important and influential ever made. I was so keen to see it and was thankful that Annabel … Continue reading 2001: A Space Oddity, a Human Masterpiece and a Spiritual Revelation
Art is one of the great unexplored areas for use in evangelism….Picasso said that ‘art is the lie that leads to the truth’. Human beings are artists, because we are made in the image of the great artist. By taking a broad sweep of modern European art (with particular reference to Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky and Chagall) we want to show how art sometime reflects … Continue reading Persuasive Art
John Calvin argued that of all the gifts God has given us – music is the most powerful. Churches have spent a great deal of time discussing the role of music in public praise. However when we discuss the more general role of music in society, it is often in a condemnatory way. Is there such a thing as Christian music? What does secular music … Continue reading Persuasive Music